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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell

PositionResearch Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB FNZCPHM MPH DipObst(Otago)
Research summaryPrevention and management of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Research

Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell is a specialist in public health medicine and has also trained and practised as a general practitioner in New Zealand and the UK. During her public health medicine training Kirsten became involved with diabetes quality of care improvement initiatives. She has undertaken diabetes and diabetes related research at Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research since it was established in 2003.

She has recently established the Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) network, a research group looking at dietary treatments and disease monitoring. In addition to research, Kirsten has contributed to national diabetes clinical guidelines. She is also a member of the National Diabetes Service Improvement Group, an executive member of the NZ Society for the Study of Diabetes, a steering committee member of the Gut Health Network, Health Research Council of NZ College of Experts member, and the NZ College of Public Health Medicine Training Programme Supervisor for the South Island.

Gut Health Network
NZ College of Public Health Medicine Training Programme
NZ Society for the Study of Diabetes

Publications

Abel, S. L., Whitehead, L. C., Tipene-Leach, D. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2021). Proximal and distal influences on dietary change among a diverse group with prediabetes participating in a pragmatic, primary care nurse-led intervention: A qualitative study. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021001968

White, B., García Bengoechea, E., Spence, J. C., Coppell, K. J., & Mandic, S. (2021). Comparison of physical-activity patterns across large, medium and small urban and rural settings in the Otago Region, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1534), 51-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Karki, S. B., Coppell, K. J., Mitchell, L. V., & Ogbuehi, K. C. (2020). Dynamic pupillometry in type 2 diabetes: Pupillary autonomic dysfunction and the severity of diabetic retinopathy. Clinical Ophthalmology, 14, 3923-3930. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S279872

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Abdulhadi, N. N., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Development and pilot testing of a diabetes foot care and complications questionnaire for adults with diabetes in Oman: The Diabetic Foot Disease and Foot Care Questionnaire. Oman Medical Journal, 35(4), e146. doi: 10.5001/omj.2020.65

Whitehead, L., Glass, C. C., Abel, S. L., Sharp, K., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Exploring the role of goal setting in weight loss for adults recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. BMC Nursing, 19, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12912-020-00462-6

Coppell, K. J., & McLean, R. M. (2015). Risk factors for diabetes type 1 and type 2. In P. Peplow, J. Adams & T. Young (Eds.), Cardiovascular and metabolic disease: Scientific discoveries and new therapies (RSC Drug Discovery Series No. 45). (pp. 254-273). Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. doi: 10.1039/9781782622390-00254

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Coppell, K., & Brown, T. (2003). Organising national cancer screening programmes in New Zealand. In R. Gauld (Ed.), Continuity amid chaos: Health care management and delivery in New Zealand. (pp. 183-200). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

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Abel, S. L., Whitehead, L. C., Tipene-Leach, D. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2021). Proximal and distal influences on dietary change among a diverse group with prediabetes participating in a pragmatic, primary care nurse-led intervention: A qualitative study. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021001968

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White, B., García Bengoechea, E., Spence, J. C., Coppell, K. J., & Mandic, S. (2021). Comparison of physical-activity patterns across large, medium and small urban and rural settings in the Otago Region, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1534), 51-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Al-Busaidi, I. S., Abdulhadi, N. N., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Development and pilot testing of a diabetes foot care and complications questionnaire for adults with diabetes in Oman: The Diabetic Foot Disease and Foot Care Questionnaire. Oman Medical Journal, 35(4), e146. doi: 10.5001/omj.2020.65

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Coppell, K. J., Paterson, H., Norton, J., Jeffs, E., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2020). Using a citizens' jury approach to determine a good nutrition resource for pregnant women. Public Health Nutrition, 23(11), 1916-1923. doi: 10.1017/s1368980020000452

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Karki, S. B., Coppell, K. J., Mitchell, L. V., & Ogbuehi, K. C. (2020). Dynamic pupillometry in type 2 diabetes: Pupillary autonomic dysfunction and the severity of diabetic retinopathy. Clinical Ophthalmology, 14, 3923-3930. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S279872

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Keall, M., Hopkins, D., Coppell, K., Sandretto, S., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Spence, J., … Mandic, S. (2020). Implications of attending the closest school on adolescents’ physical activity and car travel in Dunedin, New Zealand. Journal of Transport & Health, 18, 100900. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100900

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Mandic, S., Hopkins, D., García Bengoechea, E., Flaherty, C., Coppell, K., Moore, A., Williams, J., & Spence, J. C. (2020). Differences in parental perceptions of walking and cycling to high school according to distance. Transportation Research Part F, 71, 238-249. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.013

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Mandic, S., Jackson, A., Lieswyn, J., Mindell, J. S., García Bengoechea, E., Spence, J. C., Coppell, K., … Wooliscroft, B., & Hinckson, E. (2020). Development of key policy recommendations for active transport in New Zealand: A multi-sector and multidisciplinary endeavour. Journal of Transport & Health, 18, 100859. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100859

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Stamm, R., Coppell, K., & Paterson, H. (2020). Minimization of bias in measures of gestational weight gain. Obesity Reviews, 21(10), e13056. doi: 10.1111/obr.13056

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Whitehead, L., Glass, C. C., Abel, S. L., Sharp, K., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Exploring the role of goal setting in weight loss for adults recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. BMC Nursing, 19, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12912-020-00462-6

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Connor, D., Coppell, K., Gray, A., & Sullivan, T. (2019). A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Prediabetes Intervention Package (PIP) in primary care: A New Zealand pilot programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1504), 24-34. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Coppell, K. J., Drabble, S. J., Cochrane, J. A., Stamm, R. A., & Sullivan, T. A. (2019). The cost of diabetes-related hospital care to the Southern District Health Board in 2016/17. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1504), 35-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Coppell, K. J., Stamm, R. A., & Sharp, K. P. H. (2019). Diagnostic delays and treatment challenges in children with coeliac disease: The New Zealand Coeliac Health Survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1505), 29-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Abel, S., Whitehead, L. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2018). Making dietary changes following a diagnosis of prediabetes: A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators. Diabetic Medicine, 35(12), 1693-1699. doi: 10.1111/dme.13796

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Al-Busaidi, I. S., Abdulhadi, N. N., & Coppell, K. J. (2018). Diabetic foot disease research in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: A bibliometric analysis. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 18(3), e338-e343. doi: 10.18295/squmj.2018.18.03.012

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Coppell, K. J., Galts, C. P.-C., Huizing, F. Y., Norton, J. K., Gray, A. R., Schultz, K., Hobbs, C. E., Aluzaite, K., & Schultz, M. (2018). Annual incidence and phenotypic presentation of IBD in Southern New Zealand: An 18-year epidemiological analysis. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 3(1), 32-39. doi: 10.1159/000492615

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Mandic, S., Keller, R., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Moore, A., & Coppell, K. J. (2018). School bag weight as a barrier to active transport to school among New Zealand adolescents. Children, 5(10), 129. doi: 10.3390/children5100129

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Coppell, K. J., Abel, S. L., Freer, T., Gray, A., Sharp, K., Norton, J. K., … Whitehead, L. C. (2017). The effectiveness of a primary care nursing-led dietary intervention for prediabetes: A mixed methods pilot study. BMC Family Practice, 18, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0671-8

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Gamble, E., Parry-Strong, A., Coppell, K. J., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, L., … Krebs, J. D. (2017). Development of a structured diabetes self-management education program specific to the cultural and ethnic population of New Zealand. Nutrition & Dietetics, 74(4), 415-422. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12148

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Mandic, S., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Coppell, K. J., & Spence, J. C. (2017). Clustering of (un)healthy behaviors in adolescents from Dunedin, New Zealand. American Journal of Health Behavior, 41(3), 266-275. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.41.3.6

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Schultz, M., Shin, S., & Coppell, K. J. (2017). Awareness of coeliac disease among chefs and cooks depends on the level and place of training. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(4), 719-724. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.072016.03

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Taylor, B. J., Gray, A. R., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., Cameron, S., Hanna, M., Dale, K., Coppell, K. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Targeting sleep, food, and activity in infants for obesity prevention: An RCT. Pediatrics, 139(3), e20162037. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2037

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Al-Busaidi, I. S., Abdulhadi, N. N., & Coppell, K. J. (2016). Care of patients with diabetic foot disease in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 16(3), e270-e276. doi: 10.18295/SQUMJ.2016.16.03.002

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Coppell, K. J., Miller, J. C., Gray, A. R., Schultz, M., Mann, J. I., & Parnell, W. (2015). Obesity and the extent of liver damage among adult New Zealanders: Findings from a national survey. Obesity Science & Practice. doi: 10.1002/osp4.13

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McKnight, J. A., Wild, S. H., Lamb, M. J. E., Cooper, M. N., Jones, T. W., Davis, E. A., … Coppell, K. J., … Miller, K. M. (2015). Glycaemic control of Type 1 diabetes in clinical practice early in the 21st century: An international comparison. Diabetic Medicine, 32(8), 1036-1050. doi: 10.1111/dme.12676

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Sharp, K., Walker, H., & Coppell, K. J. (2014). Coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet in New Zealand: The New Zealand Coeliac Health Survey. Nutrition & Dietetics, 71(4), 223-228. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12105

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Coppell, K. J., Mann, J. I., Williams, S. M., Jo, E., Drury, P. L., Miller, J., & Parnell, W. R. (2013). Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes in New Zealand: Findings from the 2008/09 Adult Nutrition Survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1370). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Gamble, E., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, E. S., … Coppell, K. J. (2013). A structured, group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) programme for people, families and whanau with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in New Zealand: An observational study. Primary Care Diabetes, 7(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2013.02.002

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Tipene-Leach, D. C., Coppell, K. J., Abel, S., Pāhau, H. L. R., Ehau, T., & Mann, J. I. (2013). Ngāti and healthy: Translating diabetes prevention evidence into community action. Ethnicity & Health, 18(4), 402-414. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2012.754406

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Cameron, C. M., Coppell, K. J., Fletcher, D. J., & Sharples, K. J. (2012). Capture-recapture using multiple data sources: Estimating the prevalence of diabetes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 223-228. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00868.x

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Hutchins, E., Coppell, K. J., Morris, A., & Sanderson, G. (2012). Diabetic retinopathy screening in New Zealand requires improvement: Results from a multi-centre audit. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 257-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00841.x

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Coppell, K. J., Anderson, K., Williams, S. M., Lamb, C., Farmer, V. L., & Mann, J. I. (2011). The quality of diabetes care: A comparison between patients enrolled and not enrolled on a regional diabetes register. Primary Care Diabetes, 5(2), 131-137. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2010.10.005

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Coppell, K. J., Lee, J. E. H., Williams, S. M., & Mann, J. I. (2011). Progression of glycaemia and cardiovascular risk factors in patients of different age groups with new type 2 diabetes over 5 years of follow-up in a diabetes quality improvement initiative. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 93(3), 357-362. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.04.021

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Taylor, B. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Lawrence, J. A., Sayers, R. M., Dale, K., Coppell, K. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2011). Prevention of overweight in infancy (POI.nz) study: A randomised controlled trial of sleep, food and activity interventions for preventing overweight from birth. BMC Public Health, 11, 942. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-942

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Coppell, K. J., Kataoka, M., Williams, S. M., Chisholm, A. W., Vorgers, S. M., & Mann, J. I. (2010). Nutritional intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes who are hyperglycaemic despite optimised drug treatment: Lifestyle over and above drugs in diabetes (LOADD) study: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 341, c3337. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3337

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Taylor, R. W., Brooking, L., Williams, S. M., Manning, P. J., Sutherland, W. H., Coppell, K. J., Tipene-Leach, D., Dale, K. S., McAuley, K. A., & Mann, J. I. (2010). Body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs to define obesity in indigenous New Zealanders. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 92, 390-397. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.29317

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Coppell, K. J., Tipene-Leach, D. C., Pahau, H. L. R., Williams, S. M., Abel, S., Iles, M., … Mann, J. I. (2009). Two-year results from a community-wide diabetes prevention intervention in a high risk indigenous community: The Ngati and Healthy Project. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 85(2), 220-227. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.05.009

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Coppell, K., Williams, S., Anderson, K., Lamb, C., & Mann, J. (2008). Characteristics and cardiovascular risk of new cases of type 2 diabetes in Otago, New Zealand, 1998-2004. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 82, 396-401.

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Coppell, K. J., Anderson, K., Williams, S., Manning, P., & Mann, J. (2006). Evaluation of diabetes care in the Otago region using a diabetes register, 1998-2003. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 71, 345-352.

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Mann, J. I., Tipene-Leach, D. C., Pahau, H. L. R., Joseph, N. R., Abel, S., McAuley, K. A., Coppell, K. J., Booker, C. S., & Williams, S. M. (2006). Insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism in a predominantly Maori community. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 72, 68-74.

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Coppell, K., McBride, K., & Williams, S. (2004). Under-reporting of diabetes on death certificates among a population with diabetes in Otago province, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1207). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1207/1217/content.pdf

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Tipene-Leach, D., Pahau, H., Joseph, N., Coppell, K., McAuley, K., Booker, C., Williams, S., & Mann, J. (2004). Insulin resistance in a rural Maori community. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1207). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1207/1208/content.pdf

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Coppell, K., & Manning, P. J. (2002). Establishing a regional diabetes register and a description of the registered population after one year. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1160), U146. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/

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Bradshaw, J., Jones, P., Prakash, S., Smiles, J., Tucker, A., Walker, A., Sen Yew, H., Firth, H. M., Sharples, K. J., & Coppell, K. (2001). Evaluation of the Otago diabetes guidelines. New Zealand Family Physician, 28(6), 406-409.

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Coppell, K., Paul, C., & Cox, B. (2000). An evaluation of the National Cervical Screening Programme Otago site. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 48-51.

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McBain, L., McLeod, D., Coppell, K., & Manning, P. (2000). The provision of care for patients with diabetes in general practice. New Zealand Family Physician, 27(26), 49-55.

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McBain, L., McLeod, D., Coppell, K., & Manning, P. J. (2000). Diabetes care in general practice. New Zealand Family Physician, 27(6), 49-60.

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Simmons, D., Coppell, K., & Drury, P. L. (2000). The development of a national agreed minimum dataset for New Zealand. Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 20(1), 44-50.

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Coppell, K., Mahoney, L., & Fraser, G. G. (1995). Pertussis outbreak in Dunedin. New Zealand Public Health Report, 2, 99-100.

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Coppell, K. J., Hall, R. M., Downie, M., Fraser, S. K., Garrett, M., Jefferies, C. A., … Snell, H. J. (2020). Diabetes and COVID-19: The meeting of two pandemics: What are the concerns? New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1514), 85-87. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Mandic, S., Hopkins, D., García Bengoechea, E., Moore, A., Sandretto, S., Coppell, K., Ergler, C., Keall, M., … Spence, J. C. (2020). Built environment changes and active transport to school among adolescents: BEATS Natural Experiment Study protocol. BMJ Open, 10(3), e034899. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034899

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Coppell, K., Freer, T., Abel, S., Whitehead, L., Tipene-Leach, D., Gray, A. R., Merriman, T., Sullivan, T., Krebs, J., & Perreault, L. (2019). What predicts regression from pre-diabetes to normal glucose regulation following a primary care nurse-delivered dietary intervention? A study protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 9, e033358. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033358

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Coppell, K., Sullivan, T., & Pupi, D. (2018). The impact of living with type 2 diabetes: A descriptive qualitative case study with four Pacific participants [Short report]. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(2), 96-102. doi: 10.26635/phd.2018.915

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Krebs, J., Coppell, K., Cresswell, P., Downie, M., Drury, P., Gregory, A., … Smallman, K. (2016). Access to diabetes drugs in New Zealand is inadequate. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1436), 6-9. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Mann, J. I., & Coppell, K. J. (2013). Obesity revisited, yet again. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Coppell, K. (2012). In people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes an intensive dietary intervention, with or without an activity programme, improves glycaemic control over 12 months compared with usual care. Evidence-Based Medicine, 17, 85-86. doi: 10.1136/ebm.2011.100193

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